The DogChannel Newswire (08-20-09)

Protect dogs from canine flu; dog teams join search for missing teen; and other news.

Posted: August 20, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Georgia Couple Killed by Pack of Wild Dogs Near Home
Sherry Schweder worried about a group of mixed-breed dogs she saw wandering near her home, a pack that authorities say mauled her and her husband to death along a rural road in northeast Georgia. The 65-year-old animal lover was taking an evening stroll last week when she was attacked by the feral dogs, ABC News reports.
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Dogs in Fatal Attack Rounded Up, Euthanized
A pack of dogs brought down and killed an animal-loving couple last weekend in rural northeastern Georgia, and a similar tragedy could occur anywhere dogs roam freely, authorities say. Sheriff's deputies, code enforcement officers and other officials spent most of Monday and Tuesday rounding up 11 adult dogs and five puppies, CNN reports.
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Protect Your Dogs From Deadly Canine Flu
Shelter officials and dog experts concerned about the spread of canine flu are warning pet owners to be careful about taking their dogs to doggie day care centers, boarding facilities and dog parks. A shelter in Fairfax County, Va., is the last place hit by canine flu, killing one dog and sickening more than two dozen others, USA Today reports.
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Police Dog Saves Pensioner’s Life
A police dog has been hailed as a hero after finding a County Fermanagh pensioner who had been missing for several hours. Tach, a German Shepherd Dog, tracked down the 80-year-old man who had fallen in fields near his home, BBC News reports.
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Dog Teams Join Search for Missing Teen
Two specialized dog teams based in Virginia were in San Diego Wednesday morning to renew a search for missing teenager Amber Dubois who vanished more than six months ago, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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